|“||I didn't kill you - you did it to yourselves.||„|
|~ Harrison attacking John Munch and Fin Tutuola.|
Peter Harrison is a mentally ill murderer who appeared as one of the two main antagonists (along with Dale Stuckey) in the Law & Order: Special Victims Unit episode "Zebras".
When Harrison was 17, his parents died in a plane crash. He was represented by defense attorney Julia Zimmer in a civil suit filed against the airline, which he won. Zimmer acted as Harrison's trustee until he was 21. As a result of his parents' deaths, he became paranoid, hostile, and violent, convinced that the world was out to get him.
As an adult, Harrison became a conspiracy theorist and was particularly hateful towards the police and any other related authority. He was later sentenced to community service after attempting to push a woman in front of a subway car. He also amassed a dedicated following of fellow conspiracy theorists, who believed his every paranoid rambling and did whatever he said, as if they were his own personal cult.
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
In the tenth season finale "Zebras", Harrison murders a tourist named Rachel Nauss after she takes photos of him. After murdering her, he kidnaps her son and abandons him in Central Park. The SVU detectives trace Harrison down after his supervisor tells them that he left work early due to cutting his thumb.
He is questioned by Detectives Elliot Stabler and Olivia Benson about what happened to Rachel Nauss. After spouting anti-police conspiracy theories at them, he implies his motive for killing Rachel before being stopped by Zimmer, who he hired as his legal counsel.
Detectives John Munch and Fin Tutuola discover a bloody knife while searching Harrison's apartment, and the blood on the knife matches Rachel Nauss. After CSU tech Dale Stuckey makes an error on the paperwork, however, Harrison is acquitted of the charges against him.
After Harrison is released, Munch and Tutuola follow him to Coney Island, where they discover another murdered woman, Annie May Lawson, with the same M.O. as the Rachel Nauss murder. They also find Harrison's bloody fingerprint on a soda can located near the crime scene.
With the help of his ex-wife Gwen, another paranoiac in whom Harrison confided, Stabler and Tutuola track Harrison down, but he sets up a gas trap which almost kills them, and escapes.
Later on, Zimmer calls Stabler and Benson to inform them that Harrison is at her office. As Harrison goes on a loud rant about traitors being punished, the detectives arrest him. Moments after Harrison is arrested, Zimmer is murdered by a gas trap set in her car as she tries to follow the detectives to the precinct.
It is later revealed that Stuckey was responsible for murdering Zimmer and Lawson along with attempting to murder Judge Elizabeth Donnelly. After that, it is implied that Harrison is imprisoned for his crimes.
- Unnamed woman (attempted murder; tried to push her in front of a subway car)
- Rachel Nauss (stabbed and mutilated)
- Rachel Nauss' infant child (kidnapped; was released shortly afterward)
- Detective Elliot Stabler (assaulted with a gas trap)
- Detective Odafin Tutuola (assaulted with a gas trap)